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When are you moving back to England, Piers Morgan?

Piers Morgan in Burger King Flame Fragrance Advert

CNN’s insufferable British prig Piers Morgan is infamous for his threat to deport himself from the United States if we don’t enact gun-control laws: “If America won’t change its crazy gun laws … I may deport myself.”

Morgan also proclaimed that our Constitution and Bible need to be amended.

Morgan was one of four candidates for NewsMax’s “Worst Media Bias of 2012.” In September 2012, Morgan fawned over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who had called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Morgan asked Ahmadinejad, “How many times in your life have you been properly in love?” Ahmadinejad responded, “I’m in love with all humanity. I love all human beings.” To which Morgan gushed: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”

On Wednesday, Morgan had a fiery debate with Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield (R), in which Morgan was bullying and kept interrupting Campfield when the senator was trying to answer Morgan’s questions.

At one point, Campfield said, “Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I’m wondering when are you going to move back to England. Because everyone in Tennessee is dying to know.” (1:20 mark)

Well said, Sen. Campfield!

The Internet is all abuzz with headlines calling Campfield a “moron” and an “idiot.” Perhaps you might send him a “thumbs up.” He has a blog “Camp4u” where you can leave him a comment.

I like what he wrote on April 23, 2013:

Thought of the day.

How come no one ever says its liberals who are bitterly clinging to their gun control and secular humanism?

H/t Doug Giles and Newsbusters.

~Eowyn

Chuck Norris – You Can Get Up Now.

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DEC 20TH 2012

Doomsday Calendar, My Arse. Chuck Norris Looked at it…it Stopped.

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AUG 5TH 2012

You’ll never win the gold medal in fencing if you bring a knife to a Chuck Norris fight.

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DEC 13TH 2012
In space, no one can hear you scream, unless Chuck Norris makes you scream.

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OCT 14TH 2012
One small step for man, one giant push from Chuck Norris

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FEB 18TH 2013
No meteors hit us this year – but Chuck Norris hit a few of them.

~Steve~                        H/T       Seth

Sunday Morning Funnies

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Florida

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

Amazing,” he thought as he flew down I-95, pushing the pedal even more.

Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and pulled over to await the trooper’s arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a new reason for speeding – a reason I’ve never before heard – I’ll let you go..”

The old gentleman paused then said, “Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back.”

Have a good day, Sir,” replied the trooper.

Georgia

The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.

He called her into his office and said, “Y’all graduated from theUniversity of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give yew $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?”

The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everthang but my earrings.”

Louisiana

A senior citizen in Louisiana was overheard saying, “When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana .”

When asked why, he replied, “I’d rather be in Louisiana ‘cause everythang happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the world.”

Mississippi

The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”

Bubba replied, “Did y’all see who it was?”

The young man answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number.”

North Carolina

A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.

A passerby studied the scene as he drove by, and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, “I got a flat tahr.”

The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”

The man responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither.”

Tennessee

A Tennessee State trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, “Got any ID?”

The driver replied, “Bout whut?”

Texas

The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch. The Sheriff asked, “Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don’t you see that sign right over your head.”

Yep,” he replied. “That’s why I’m dumpin’ it here, ‘cause it says: ‘Fine For Dumping Garbage.’”

Y’all kin say whut y’all want ‘about the South, but y’all never heard o’ nobody retirin’ an’ movin’ North.

~Steve~                          H/T  Wild Bill Alaska

 

Right to bear arms: The American Rebellion of 1946

Never one to let a crisis go to waste, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school massacre, Obama has made known his intention to move quickly on gun control. The 113th Congress convenes today, and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) will propose legislation to ban “assault weapons” including handguns.

Have you ever heard of the 1946 Battle of Athens, Tennessee — an armed rebellion by WWII veterans against corrupt local and county government?

Me, neither.

One would think the Battle of Athens would be taught in America’s public schools, if only because it is so interesting.

The Battle of Athens is also a reminder to us today of the importance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment’s promise to the American people of our right to bear arms, as our last resort against tyranny.

Here’s Wikipedia’s account of the Battle of Athens:

The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. The event is sometimes cited by firearms ownership advocates as an example of the value of the Second Amendment in combating tyranny

Citizens of McMinn County had long been concerned about political corruption and possible election fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice had investigated allegations of electoral fraud in 1940, 1942, and 1944, but had not taken action. The wealthy Cantrell family essentially ruled the county. Paul Cantrell was elected sheriff in the 1936, 1938, and 1940 elections, and was elected to the state senate in 1942 and 1944, while his former deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. A state law enacted in 1941 had reduced local political opposition by reducing the number of voting precincts from 23 to 12 and reducing the number of justices of the peace from fourteen to seven (including four “Cantrell men”). The sheriff and his deputies worked under a fee system whereby they received money for every person they booked, incarcerated, and released; the more arrests, the more money they made. Buses passing through the county were often pulled over and the passengers were randomly ticketed for drunkenness, whether guilty or not.

In the August 1946 election, Paul Cantrell was once again a candidate for sheriff, while Pat Mansfield sought the state senate seat. After World War II ended, some 3,000 military veterans (constituting about 10 percent of the county population) had returned to McMinn County. Some of the returning veterans resolved to challenge Cantrell’s political control by fielding their own nonpartisan candidates and working for a fraud-free election. They called themselves the GI Non-Partisan League. Veteran Bill White described the veterans’ motivation:

There were several beer joints and honky-tonks around Athens; we were pretty wild; we started having trouble with the law enforcement at that time because they started making a habit of picking up GIs and fining them heavily for most anything—they were kind of making a racket out of it. After long hard years of service—most of us were hard-core veterans of World War II—we were used to drinking our liquor and our beer without being molested. When these things happened, the GIs got madder—the more GIs they arrested, the more they beat up, the madder we got …

Combat veteran Knox Henry stood as candidate for sheriff in opposition to Cantrell. In advertisements and speeches, the GI candidates promised an honest ballot count and reform of county government. At a rally, a GI speaker said,

The principles that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county.

Polls for the county election opened August 1, 1946. About 200 armed deputies turned out to patrol the precincts—the normal complement of 15 deputies significantly augmented by reinforcements from other counties. A number of conflicts arose before the polls closed, the most serious of which was when deputy CM Wise shot and wounded a black man who was trying to vote.

As the polls closed, deputies seized ballot boxes and took them to the jail. Opposition veterans responded by arming themselves and marching there. Some of them had raided the National Guard Armory, obtaining arms and ammunition.Estimates of the number of veterans besieging the jail vary from several hundred to as high as 2,000.

When the men reached the jail, it was barricaded and manned by 55 deputies. The veterans demanded the ballot boxes but were refused. They then opened fire on the jail, initiating a battle that lasted several hours by some accounts, considerably less by others. In the end, the door of the jail was dynamited and breached. The barricaded deputies—some with injuries—surrendered, and the ballot boxes were recovered.

During the fight at the jail, rioting had broken out in Athens, mainly targeting police cars. This continued even after the ballot boxes were recovered, but subsided by morning.

The recovered ballots certified the election of the five GI Non-Partisan League candidates. Among the reforms instituted was a change in the method of payment and a $5,000 salary cap for officials. In the initial momentum of victory, gambling houses in collusion with the Cantrell regime were raided and their operations demolished. Deputies of the prior administration resigned and were replaced.

The 1992 made-for-television movie An American Story (produced by the Hallmark Hall of Fame) was based upon the McMinn County War but set in a Texas town in 1945. It was nominated for two 1993 prime time Emmy Awards and one American Society of Cinematographers award.

H/t Ruth King of the blog Ruthfully Yours and my ol’ friend Sol.

An American Story is not available on Netflix, but is for sale on Amazon.

~Eowyn

Shame on these sperm-donors

These three men in Tennessee fathered 78 children with 46 women, and the sperm-donors don’t pay child support for any one of them. 

Terry Tyrone Turnage of Memphis, TN, has 23 children with 17 different women.

Richard M. Colbert, also from Memphis, has 25 children by 18 different women.

Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville, has 30 children by 11 different women. He is currently in jail for aggravated assault.

Read more about them in the UK’s Daily Mail. Click here.

This is just in one state — Tennessee. Imagine how many of these irresponsible sperm-donors there are in all 57 50 states of the U.S.A.

Those of us who are among the 49% of Americans who still pay the income tax are suckers. There’s no other word for us.

~Eowyn

Tennessee Water and UN Agenda 21

Why is Memphis area airport owner, Woody Degan, running for state senate in his district?  

H/T  Roger Fredinburg & Kelleigh Nelson

~LTG

A Little Southern Humor

Alabama
A group of Alabama friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck.
“Where’s Henry?” the others asked.
“Henry had a stroke of some kind. He’s a couple of miles back up the trail,” the successful hunter replied.
“You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back?” they inquired.
“A tough call,” nodded the hunter. “But I figured no one is going to steal Henry!”
Georgia
The owner of a golf course in Georgia was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help.
He called her into his office and said, “You graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000 minus 14%, how much would you take off?”
The secretary thought a moment, and then replied, “Everything but my earrings.”
Louisiana
A senior at Louisiana was overheard saying, “When the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Louisiana ..” When asked why, he replied, “I’d rather be in Louisiana because everything happens in Louisiana 20 years later than in the rest of the civilized world.”
Mississippi
The young man from Mississippi came running into the store and said to his buddy, “Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!”
Bubba replied, “Did you see who it was?”
The young man answered, “I couldn’t tell, but I got the license number.”
North Carolina
A man in North Carolina had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait. A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.
The man replied, “I have a flat tire.”
The passerby asked, “But what’s with the flowers?”
The man responded, “When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back. I never did understand it neither.”
Tennessee
A Tennessee State Trooper pulled over a pickup on I-65. The trooper asked, “Got any ID?”
The driver replied, “Bout whut?”
Texas
The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch.
The Sheriff asked, “Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don’t you see that sign right over your head?”
“Yep”, he replied. “That’s why I dumpin’ it here, cause it says: ‘Fine For Dumping Garbage’.
You can say what you want about the South,
But you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North

~Steve~                               H/T  Miss Miranda

We’re Broke, But Obama Welcomes 80,000 Muslim Refugees into America

We’re up to our eyeballs in debt. America’s national debt is at least $14.38 trillion. The plain truth is that our country is broke.

As Christians, we are exhorted to “love our neighbors.” But if we ourselves are broke, should we take in our “neighbors” from across the world? But that’s exactly what the federal government has been doing, “resettling” tens of thousands of mainly Muslim refugees, many from Africa’s Somalia, into the United States in the past few years.

The refugee resettlement is a federal government policy decision. Alas, that decision places great strains on local and state governments because it is they who bear the costs when those refugees are “resettled” in their communities.

Now, Paul L. Williams of the Last Crusade alerts us to Obama exacerbating the problem with his plan to let in some 80,000 mainly Muslim refugees this year.

In a determination letter to Congress, Obama announced that he will allow an additional 80,000 immigrants – mostly from Islamic countries in the Near (or Mid) East, South Asia, and Africa – to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011. Those 80,000 refugee immigrants are from the following places:

Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000
East Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,000
Europe and Central Asia . . . . . . . . . . 2,000
Latin America/Caribbean. . . . . . . . . . . 5,500
Near East/South Asia. . . . . . . . . . . 35,500
Unallocated Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000

Refugee Resettlement Watch and other organizations have expressed grave concern that Obama is allowing so many immigrants into the country while so many Americans remain out of work and living in poverty. Here are some grim statistics:

  • According to the US Department of Labor, 14.8 million Americans remain unemployed. 6.1 million have been out of work for 27 weeks or over.
  • The U. S. Census Bureau shows that the median household income for Americans has fallen to $49,777 – a decline of 0.7% in the past year.
  • One in seven Americans depend on food stamps.
  • According to The Wall Street Journal, 14.3% of Americans live in abject poverty.

Obama says that the resettlement of refugees “is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.” A refugee is defined by the US Department of Immigration and Naturalization as someone who has left his/her country due to persecution or a fear of persecution. However, the definition of refugee is ‘fudged’ in several cases. “Refugees” who have not left their country due to persecution, according to Obama’s determination letter, can still be called “refugees” if they are from Iraq, one of the Islamic countries of the former Soviet Union, or Cuba.

According to Section 413 (a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act, the Office of Refugee Resettlement is required to submit an annual report to Congress on the activities of the refugees. The report is supposed to include the number who are on public welfare programs. But the Office of Refugee Resettlement has not issued a report since 2007.

But the American people are not helpless in the face of Obama’s “largesse” on our collective behalf.

Act for America, a grassroots citizen action network based in Pensacola, Florida, has been in the forefront on this issue.

Tennessee has been particularly hard-hit by this avalanche of refugees. So two dedicated ACT! for America members in Tennessee crafted a bill to strengthen the state and local governments’ role in the refugee resettlement process. The bill recently passed both houses of the Tennessee legislature and was signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam (R).

Tennessee’s new law gives local governments a much stronger voice in the refugee resettlement process by requiring that local governments must be consulted as to their ability to “absorb” refugees before commitments to settle refugees can be made. “Absorb” refers to the ability of a local community to handle the housing, education and other needs of incoming refugees.

Thank our Founding Fathers for fashioning the new American Republic as a federation, instead of a unitary state where the central or national government holds all the power.

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

UNION DUES: It’s All About the Payroll Deduction

If you go on Google News and search “Union Dues” and “Payroll Deduction” you’ll see numerous states with legislation introduced to take government entities out of the dues collection loop for Big Labor.  In addition to Wisconsin;  Florida, Alabama and Tennessee are all in the news today.  

The unions are stirring up their  masses about  “worker’s rights” and “collective bargaining” but, I believe the heart of the matter is dues collection.  They simply do not trust their members to voluntarily pay dues —- to gratefully sit down and write out that check and mail it in month after month.

If the payroll-deducted union dues system is lost, what other payment options do unions have?   One that comes to mind is requiring members to provide their Visa/ bank account information authorizing the union to automatically deduct it from their members’ accounts each month or online dues paying with Visa.    That would be a very interesting scenario!

In my opinion, in this day and age, unions are an unnecessary evil.  The federal government established the  Department of Labor in 1913 to address the issues of workers’ rights.  It’s grown exponentially since that time.  They even do random personnel audits of individual businesses to assure compliance with all the federal labor regulations!   A  Dept of Labor auditor once spent a week at a union business  where I  worked, combing through all the employee and payroll files and doing private interviews with minority employees.  In addition, each state has their own complex regulations and laws to protect workers rights. 

UNIONS  —   WHO NEEDS THEM? 

JUST  GREEDY POLITICIANS!

~LTG

Largest Earthquake Drill in Central U.S. History

What does our government know that it’s not telling us?

The last few days have seen swarms or clusters of earthquakes in Arkansas, ranging from 2.0 to 3.3 in magnitude. Arkansas is one of 8 states that make up the New Madrid Seismic Zone or Fault Line. The other 7 states are Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.

In the video below, the state of Missouri’s state geologist Joe Gillman is calling on residents of these 8 states to participate in an earthquake drill – the largest earthquake drill in Central U.S. history, at 10:15 am on April 28, 2011. (H/t LookUpFellowship)

Here are excerpts from Wikipedia on the New Madrid Seismic Zone:

The 150-mile…long fault system, which extends into five states, stretches southward from Cairo, Illinois; through Hayti, Caruthersville and New Madrid in Missouri; through Blytheville into Marked Tree in Arkansas. It also covers a part of West Tennessee, near Reelfoot Lake, extending southeast into Dyersburg. Most of the seismicity is located between 3 and 15 miles…beneath the Earth’s surface.

The zone had four of the largest North American earthquakes in recorded history, with moment magnitudes estimated to be as large as 8.0, all occurring within a three-month period between December 1811 and February 1812…. Based on artifacts found buried by sand blow deposits and from carbon-14 studies, previous large earthquakes like those of 1811-1812 appear to have happened around AD 1450 and around AD 900, as well as approximately AD 300. Evidence has been found for an apparent series of large earthquakes around 2350 BC.

[The earthquakes on February 7, 1812, had magnitudes of 7.4 to 8.6 with their] epicenter near New Madrid, Missouri. New Madrid was destroyed. At St. Louis, Missouri, many houses were severely damaged, and their chimneys were toppled. This shock was definitively attributed to the Reelfoot Fault by Johnston and Schweig. It was uplift along this reverse fault segment, in this event, that created waterfalls on the Mississippi River, disrupted the Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, created a wave that propagated upstream and caused the formation of Reelfoot Lake. The earthquakes were felt as far away as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, where ground motion caused church bells to ring….

In a report filed in November 2008, The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in “the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States,” further predicting “widespread and catastrophic” damage across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and particularly Tennessee…. The earthquake is expected to also result in many thousands of fatalities, with more than 4,000 of the fatalities expected in Memphis alone…. The USGS [U.S. Geological Society] recently issued a fact sheet reiterating the estimate of a 10% chance of a New Madrid earthquake of magnitude comparable to those of 1811-1812 within the next 50 years, and a greater chance of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the same time frame.

Below is a video on the New Madrid Fault Line:

~Eowyn